Editing of Requiem for Tigris

 

Hassan Khademi as his new work has edited, Requiem for Tigris, which has been directed by Hossein Fatemi and Mostafa Bilgesatkin. This documentary is about the city of HassanKeif located in Turkey. The imminent completion of the nearby Ilisu Dam, begun in 2006, is threatening to inundate all of Hasankeyf’s historical treasures and nearby villages under a 135 km long reservoir while displacing some 100,000 people. The Turkish government has built a soulless new town called New Hasankeyf nearby, providing housing for the displaced. Some of the most prominent historical remnants have been hauled from the river valley into the new town and plonked among the rows of identical new-builds on top of a hill on the opposite bank.

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